Hwange Local Board

Frequently Asked Questions

For questions about how to acquire a stand, licenses or any other query please check our Frequently Asked Questions section where you can quickly and easily find answers to the most common questions

Business Hours

Monday to Friday

8am to 1pm

2pm to 4:30pm

Weekends  & Public Holidays


Fire and Emergency Services open daily, including on weekends and public holidays

Tour of Council Projects

Today, the Councillors, being guided by Council Officials, had a tour of projects currently being undertaken by the Council. Below is a summary of the projects visited. 1. Construction of Council Offices – the offices would be located at one of the Council’s premises...

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Fumigation of Corona Virus Hotspots

Hwange Local Board, in partnership with Hwange Colliery Company and the ZRP engaged in an exercise to disinfect hotspots within the town against coronavirus. The exercise shall continue today, and residents are urged to adhere to lockdown regulations. +2 4,382 People...

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. To protect yourself, please do the following: 1....

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The Town of Hwange

Hwange Town is endowed with the gift of Mother Nature, situated the closest to Hwange National Park entry points of Sinamatela and Main Camp, it is 100km from the magnificent Victoria Falls and is home to coal mining giants and the Hwange Thermal Power Station.

Formely known as Wankie, Hwange is the hub of coal mining in the country and is in the middle of the Hwange National Park. The town is situated along the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls highway in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. It has direct road and rail links with major urban centers as well as the neighboring countries of Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Mozambique.

The town is home to people of diverse cultures. The majority of the local people can speak an average of six languages, namely, Nambiya, Nyanja, Tonga, Ndebele, Shona and English.

Temperatures range between a mean maximum of 40.0ºC in October and a mean minimum of 12 ºC in July.  The rain falls patterns are erratic. The locality enjoys the Savanna Climate though it can be extremely hot at times.